AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on the Project LIFT candidates who won their local runoff elections tonight:
“I’m delighted to congratulate our Project LIFT candidates on their wins in local runoff elections tonight. While these municipal offices are non-partisan, Democrats are investing in electing local leaders who are champions for Texas communities — and I know the candidates who won tonight will be powerful voices for their communities in their new roles.
“Whether on city councils or school boards, local leaders like our LIFT champions are fighting to create change for Texas from the ground up, and give their communities the representation and leadership they deserve.
“I thank all our LIFT candidates for coming forward to run for office, and for being leaders in their communities. Texas Democrats will continue to invest in candidates who will govern in a way that promotes Democratic values today and will be our rising stars of tomorrow. I look forward to seeing the difference our LIFT candidates will make for Texans in communities across our state.”
The following are the Project LIFT candidates who won their local runoff elections tonight:
- Nacole Thompson, Leander City Council Place 4
- Esmeralda Traube, Leander City Council Place 2
- Tika Paudel, Euless City Council Place 6